Professor Iain Graham

Professor of Healthcare Development, Dean of Health and Head of School, Health and Human Sciences
Southern Cross University, NSW, Australia

RN UK, Australia, MSc PhD Manchester

Professor Iain Graham is a mental health nurse, qualifying in that speciality in 1981 after initially registering in general care nursing within the UK. He has a background in advanced clinical practice, health service management and education. He has held various academic and service positions in the UK and this is his first appointment in Australia.

Iain is an Adjunct Professor in Nursing to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA; University of Northumbria, Newcastle, England, UK; and the University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia. He holds fellowships with the European Academy of Nurse Scientists, College of Nursing, and the Royal Society of Health. He has also been an active project lead for Sigma Theta Tau International, the Nurse Honours Society. From 2005–2007, Iain was President of the Consortium of Higher Education, Health and Rehabilitation Educators, a European-based organisation promoting interprofessional education with health care. He has been a member of various British policy and strategy committees, including the Standing Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committee, the Council of Deans (UK) and the National Health Service Health Workforce Development and Modernisation Taskforce.

Iain is a systems thinker, leader, change agent, global thinker, international collaborator and avid reader. His research interests span the work of Rosemary Parse, Florence Nightingale, the patient experience and the evolution of health services and roles. He teaches in the areas of leadership, nursing theory, health policy and supervises students at both the doctoral and master's level.